St John’s Lawn Activities

St John’s Lawn Activities

Enjoy Hat Fair performances in a calmer space in the gardens of St John’s Almshouses particularly for our older and younger audiences.

There will be plenty of free tea, coffee and cake, an installation created by students from Winchester School of Art and stalls from local heritage organisations plus performances from local performers Street to The Point – The Experts, Hat Fair’s Flashmob Choir and Yoni.

Local Heritage Organisations

Georgians vs Victorians in the Royal Navy
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Who had the faster ships and the biggest beards? Come and find out what life was like in the Georgian and Victorian Navy and handle real and replica objects from the wreck of the original HMS Invincible 1744 and the first British battleship HMS Warrior 1860.

Boat Building Challenge
Daniel Ball
Take part in the boat building challenge! See if you can build a battery powered boat, see if it floats, sinks or capsizes and race it against the clock.

Brass Rubbings and Object Handling
Hampshire Cultural Trust
Drop-in family activity where you will get a chance to hold history in your hands. Make your own brass rubbing from a replica of either of two original brasses on display in the Westgate Museum.

Art Installations

Created by Winchester School of Art students Imogen Marooney and Chloe Withers.

Imogen Marooney is a visual artist who uses a wide range of recyclable and sustainable material in her work. She has been working in collaboration with local people to design and make an outdoor installation for Hat Fair that looks at the theme of Past, Present and Future.

Chloe Withers is an illustrator who specialises in portraiture and capturing her subject’s experiences and emotions. Chloe has produced a series of portraits to accompany the Home Fires project.

Show Times

Duration: 11am-5pm